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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


Great Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

Should we accept money as gifts/tithes from (e.g.,)a casino?  Yes, if no strings are attached.  God looks on the heart.  When the woman of sin poured out her perfume on Jesus’ feet, Jesus knew what ‘work’ from which the wages came that brought that perfume, if it did indeed come from ‘sin’ wages.  God looks on the heart, and money is neutral, neither good nor bad in itself.  —Richard Graham


Jesus says, Look how I . . . 

    have trusted you, have called you, have gifted you, am always with you, have loved and saved you.  —Richard Graham


Why doesn’t God always do what we want?  Because we are not His god.  Why doesn’t the president?  The governor?  The police?  Because of who they are, and who we are.  God created the universe for His purposes, not ours.  He loves us and wants to bring us into a close relationship with Him.  He works towards that purpose, but He will not bribe us.  —Richard Graham


Winning is only half of it.  Having fun winning is the other half.  –Bum Phillips


It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.  –John Wooden


Here’s how I’m going to beat you.  I’m going to outwork you.  That’s it.  That’s all there is to it.  –Pat Summitt


No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.  –William Penn


Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  –Charles De Gaulle


Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.  –Spanish proverb


The secret to success is… Is not secret. It's called work your rear off and find a way to add more value to people's lives than anyone else does!  --unknown


The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.  --Lucretius


God made you in His image, which is one of success, as well as other things.  Therefore, He made you to be a success wherever and in whatever challenges face you.  Go forth confidently (in faith) in His love and plans for you, and you will be a success, far greater than you alone can realize.  This is why Jesus said in John 14:12, “Truly I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the things that I do, and greater things will he do, because I go to the Father.”  The rest of the passage talks about Him sending the Holy Spirit to indwell us, to enable and empower and lead us to be the success He created us to be.  --Richard Graham


Values are critical guides for making decisions.  When in doubt, they cut through the fog, like a beacon in the night.


Aim for service, and success will follow.  --Albert Schweitzer


Excellence is ...

Caring more than others think wise.

Risking more than others think safe.

Dreaming more than others think practical.

Expecting more than others think possible.    —unknown


40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists.

Today's SIG Alert!*

Day 20 – John 14.12-13: I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.

  1. Pray that our prayers and work will be like those of Jesus, to bring glory to our heavenly Father in all things.
  2. Pray for the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Willie Jones, his wife Shirlevia and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for the Gospel Temple Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Christopher Taylor, his wife and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray for the city of Rolling Hills Estates, their elected and appointed officials, their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
  5. Pray for the International Mission Board and its new president Pp, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, the IMB missionaries, the support staff in the USA and overseas, and international mission volunteers who serve in a variety of short term mission projects.


*see Prayer Resources above.


Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101
Long Beach, California 90807
Telephone: 562 676-5640
Mobile: 562-676-5640
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 2.4 Million Lost People!
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
See Fall English CLD Schedule

Look at Servantship Zone above for fall semester schedule for LBH Zion Theological School courses and information!

See Laughing Lamb Drama in Links
New Prayer Resource from Grace Memorial

See Prayer Resources link above.

Free book downloads from O S Hawkins Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.

Very powerful, but please note: for 18 and older only!

Please see new prayer requests above.
Info and Application for Evangelistic Block Party Trailer in For Pastors/Churches

Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.

To Subscribe to Harbor Herald Newsletter

 Send your email address to, or your mailing address to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association address, which can be found by clicking on the Contact Us link to the left.

For All Church Leaders!

A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders!  See Leadership Zone above!

Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, or Not?

You may be surprised at what you find.  Free book download available online.  Go to  From The Way of the Master website.

Saying Thank You to Service Personnel

Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them?  See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.

Interesting Videos, Answers, and a Free E-Book
Received an Email Warning of a Virus/Danger/Great Evil/Missing or Sick Child?

To check out if an email is false or true, go to, and/or  They'll have most of the false ones, and you won't look foolish sending a false warning.

Website Calendar Feature

The full-page calendar can be viewed by clicking on the full-page icon at the bottom of the sidebar calendar on the right of this home page.  When you are viewing this full-page calendar, and you click on an event to see its details, you will see an option to sign up for an email reminder.  Every night about 10 PM (PT), emails will be sent out to remind the subscriber of an event's occurence the next day.

To Send Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807.


See Links above.

The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB) and HELPLINK make the documents related to the following issues available as general informational help to anyone who is interested. Neither the NAMB nor HELPLINK consider the HELPLINK documents to be advice or counseling. Readers should not assume that HELPLINK documents are substitutes for professional counseling as provided by mental health professionals, legal counselors, or religious practitioners.

The primary purpose of HELPLINK documents is to illustrate that a real relationship with God in Jesus Christ is relevant to real issues of living. HELPLINK documents further illustrate how Bible guidelines contribute to living a full and meaningful life.

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